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TerryBrooks

I play a lil harmonica, love Blues n can beat a tune on some hand percussion.

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David "Chet" Williamson Sneade

Williamson’s 40-plus-year career as a harmonica player has taken him from the streets of the Great Brook Valley Housing Projects of Worcester, MA to memorable performances around the world. Reflecting his ability to play a wide variety of musical styles, Williamson has shared stages with many of the world’s most popular and finest musicians, including Sleepy LaBeef, Joan Osborne and Duke Levine. As a teen, Williamson played blues after hearing Paul Butterfield’s first album. He also had the good fortune to sit right next to Babe Pino — a local phenom – all through junior and senior high school

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Gabriel Grossi

Gabriel Grossi is considered one of the greatest harmonica players in the world. A virtuoso musician with remarkable personality developing his instrument into the rich universe of Brazilian Music. Although young, Gabriel has an extensive trajectory. In addition to his well established solo career he is, since 2005, member of the Hamilton de Holanda Quintet, winner of the 2007 best Brazilian group prize and Latin Grammy Awards finalist for three consecutive times. He collaborated in important projects like touring with the late clarinetist Paulo Moura, with whom he played from 2003 until his death, and the singers Zelia Duncan and Beth Carvalho, with whom he recorded CDs and DVDs in 2004

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David "Harmonica" Miller

David Miller is a multiple genre Harmonicist, Vocalist, Guitarist, Teacher, Promoter, President of Jazz Unlimited MKE, and Owner. Dave Miller teaches beginning to advanced harmonica, beginning voice, and basic blues guitar. David was introduced to the harmonica back in 1972 by his late father at the age of eleven years old. Dave's dad was his mentor, but his other influences also include: Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, Billy Branch, Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Junior Wells, to name just a few. David Miller has appeared throughout the Midwest

Matthias Broede

Matthias Bröde, born in Karlsruhe, Germany, is a composer, improviser, jazz harmonica and piano player. From 1983-1990 he lived in Dusseldorf than moved to Cologne. He worked with Wolfgang Engstfeld, Claudio Puntin, Norbert Gottschalk , Peter Weniger, SDR–Big-Band , Michel Herr , Hubert Nuss , Paul Heller , Robert Landfermann, Christopher Dell , Oliver Potratz , Kalle Kalima, Jan Roder , Roland Höppner , Volker Heinze, Ralph Beerkircher, Martin Sasse, Johannes Fink , Michael Kersting , Joachim Schoenecker, Peter Weiss and Brasilian Singer Rosani Reis . Matthias Bröde has recorded with the Norbert Gottschalk Band "Two Sessions" (Dr.Jazz Records,1993) and "Light Weight Sight" (Dr.Jazz Records,1988) which won an award from the "Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik" , with the Axel Fischbacher Group "Moods" (Blue Flame,1989) and "Spots From The Academy" (Dr.Jazz Records,1994) and with Othella Dallas a Live-CD at the Stadtgarten Cologne "Fever For Bluesy Jazz" (Mons Records,1995) . As a leader he recorded with the MATTHIAS BRÖDE QUINTET “European Faces feat.Wolfgang Engstfeld” (GLM, 1999), with the MATTHIAS BRÖDE CHAMBER TRIO “From East To West:Strange Beauty Of The World” (Mr.D.Music, 2003), with MATTHIAS BRÖDE'S SPEAK TRES “Space Between Intervals” (Quadrant Records, 2012), with BRÖDE-VIER "Instinct to Play" (Jazzwerkstatt,2013) & with OH!-KESTER-OSLOER-3 "Where is Wedding"(Unitrecords, 2017). Two quotes about his second CD “ FROM EAST TO WEST – STRANGE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD ” recorded by the MATTHIAS-BROEDE–CHAMBER-TRIO: TOOTS THIELEMANS : „ The world of Matthias Broede – pianist composer harmonica virtuoso : I can only applaud Matthias and his friends

John Colgan-Davis

John Colgan-Davis, harmonica and vocals, started playing the harmonica in local blues and folk clubs back in the late 1960s while he was still a high school student. He played and recorded with Philadelphia singer-guitarist Jesse Graves and played with Bonnie Raitt when she lived in Philadelphia in the early 1970's. Through Bonnie, John got to meet and play with Mississippi Fred McDowell, Arthur Crudup, Buddy Guy, Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, and others. He has also jammed with James Cotton, John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite, John Lee Hooker, Bill Dicey, and Louisiana Red. He has toured the Midwest and recorded two CDs—“Cold and Lonesome on a Train” and “Heroes and Hard Times”—with Tennessee bluesman Sparky Rucker, and played for three years with The John Cadillac Band

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Ray Gale

Self taught singer/harmonica player Revue singer in the Big Apple Moved to Detroit Mi and played with the Hope Orchestra (formally Walk The Dogma)then was featured on The #1 Hit Purple Pills with Eminem and D12 (Devil's Night CdD)which led to playing on the CD The Entity by King Gordy. Playing in Trio's around the city with: Mike Lorenz (Piano/Trombone) The Late Great Rudy Robinson ( Piano- Motown Sound D- Town Record Artist, The Hungry 4, Rudy Robinso Trio,) Mark Thibodeau ( Piano- Mark Thibodeau Trio ) David Lee Spradley ( Piano- The Edge, Earl Klugh ) Mark McCoy (Guitar- Lou Wilson, The Edge ) Dan Pliskow ( Bass - Everyone who is anyone) Mike Karoub ( Cello ) Renelle Gonsalves ( drums ) Tom Brown ( drums ) Ray Burton ( Bass- Alto Reed, The Edge, Keith Washington, Lou Wilson and Today's People (singer) Cliff Monear (Pianist) Harold McKinney (Pianist)


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